shaving soap lathering help

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shaving soap lathering help

Post by mrjediconsular » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:07 pm

so i got a vander hagen shave set and i've been trying to get the soap to lather for me but some how i can get it to work for me.i also got some shave cream form the body shop the I've been using that and getting great lather but i still haven't figure out how to get lather from the soap i also tried it with the synthetic brush that brian gave me but same result.i have tried all 3 styles of lathering so far i can get lather from a bowl and my hand but not my face
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Re: shaving soap lathering help

Post by brothers » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:36 pm

The two possibilities I can think of are 1.) you're not getting enough soap on your face before trying to build a lather. 2.) You're either getting too little or too much water on your brush before you try to build lather on your face. My money's on #1. Load the brush like there's no tomorrow. It's only soap.
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Re: shaving soap lathering help

Post by nicodemus38 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:04 am

the vander hagen soaps, that ive tried, don't actually make a lather. They make a creamy like foam. Easy to work with if you don't want to have foam or lather like you get from a can.

Not bad soap wise, the VDH, but I think erasmic is better.

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Re: shaving soap lathering help

Post by mrjediconsular » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:49 am

I actually got it to about a foam like last night :)
Jordan

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Re: shaving soap lathering help

Post by nicodemus38 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:51 pm

that's the best you can hope for consistency wise.

its not bad glide wise, but for some reason it didn't do much for irritation.

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